concept of god

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  • Gods divine attributes
    • omniscience
      • all knowing - knowing everything that is logically possible to know
    • omnipotence
      • all powerful, having all powers in a perfect way
    • supremely good
      • has all possible goodness in a perfect way
    • eternal
      • exists in time at every moment simultaneously
    • everlasting
      • exists outside of time without a beginning or end
    • paradox of the stone
      • If x can create a stone that he cannot lift, then there is a limit to his power, if x cannot create a stone that he cannot lift, then there is a limit on his power, both mean he cannot be omnipotent
    • euthyphro dillema
      • morally good acts are good acts because they are willed by god or morally good acts are willed by god because they are good acts
        • if morally good acts are willed by god because they are good acts then morality is independent of gods will
          • it is not the case that morally good acts are good acts independent of gods will
            • if morally good acts are good because they are willed by god then there is no reason to care about gods moral goodness and worship him
              • there are reasons both to care about his moral goodness and to worship him
                • therefore morally good acts are not good because god wills them
    • existance of an omniscient god and free beings
      • If god knows all, he knows what everyone will do in the future, but if so, how are we free if our actions are already determined?

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